Roosevelt Islander Online: When Will Graduate Hotel Panorama Room Rooftop Bar Open Asks Roosevelt Island Residents

The Roosevelt Island
Graduate Hotel
located on
Cornell Tech campus opened June 2
and it’s
Anything At All
ground floor restaurant
opened a few weeks later on June 22, to  very good reviews.

“When will the Graduate Hotel rooftop bar open” is a question regularly asked
by Roosevelt Island residents who have been looking forward to the planned
July opening of the
Panorama Room.

I asked the
Panorama Room:

I’m told the Panorama rooftop bar opening has been delayed past July. Is that
true? What is the new planned opening date? I heard late August? What is
reason for the delay? 

A Panorama Room representative answered:

You are correct – unfortunately the opening will not be in July. The delays
are pretty run of the mill – finalizing the space, menus, etc. We are
looking at August, though we don’t have a firm date at this point. 

We’ll be sure to keep you posted on updates as they happen.

During the
July 15 Community Board 8 Roosevelt Island Committee
Graduate Hotel
representative Cristina Dalal said:

Screenshot from CB8 RI Committee You Tube Video

 … Anything At All opened the last week of June and it’s open for
breakfast lunch and dinner. They serve new American cuisine. We do hope to
add outdoor dining. 

With everything going on with Covid, things just don’t arrive in the time
you would like them too. We’re still waiting on some of the furniture but
hopefully we’ll have that up and running sometime soon.

We will also have our fantastic Panorama Room. Both the Panorama Room and
Anything At All are managed by Call Mom who are Med Abrous and Marc Rose.
They’re New York City natives. Both were living in L.A.  Med actually
moved back to help with the opening and so they’re running our food and
beverage outlets as well as our event space

The Panorama Room is the only part of the hotel that is not yet open. Like
with the restaurant furniture downstairs there’s still some parts that we’re
waiting on that have been delayed due to just production delays and also
we’ve had a little issue with staffing as everyone’s probably seen in the

It’s not easy to hire people as you would like so we do aim to open this
summer. We still honestly are just waiting for a few more pieces to the
puzzle till we can have a firm opening date but once we open it’s going to
be a great resource to the Island.

We will be open most days likely starting at 3 p.m in the afternoon. Hopefully
at one point also adding brunch on the weekend so really more to come on the
Panorama Room….

Here’s the full Graduate Hotel Presentation by Ms Dalal to the Community Board
8 Roosevelt Island Committee.

As previously reported,
The Graduate Hotel Panorama Room has been open for some private parties
including on July 4.


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